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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
454 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES TODAY AND WEDNESDAY...

.UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE AREA TODAY INTO WEDNESDAY
BRINGING BREEZY AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ALONG WITH LOW
HUMIDITIES. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH. HUMIDITIES WILL
BE HIGHER IN THE BURNEY BASIN AND LASSEN FOREST ON WEDNESDAY WITH
PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER
HUMIDITIES EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.

CAZ214-221-268-269-232000-
/O.CON.KSTO.FW.W.0013.140923T2100Z-140925T0300Z/
BURNEY BASIN AND NORTHEAST PLATEAU IN SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING
NORTHWEST LASSEN NF NORTH OF LASSEN NP-
STANISLAUS NF WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S
WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-
BECKWORTH PEAK)-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE
SIERRA CREST-
454 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 214...221...268 AND 269...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 214 BURNEY BASIN AND
  NORTHEAST PLATEAU IN SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING NORTHWEST LASSEN
  NF NORTH OF LASSEN NP...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 221 STANISLAUS NF
  WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 268 NORTHERN
  SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S WEST OF
  THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-BECKWORTH
  PEAK) AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 269 NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING THE
  TAHOE AND ELDORADO NF/S WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 12 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. LOCAL
  GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH ON HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PEAKS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15-25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ON
  CRITICALLY DRY FUELS WILL PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR POSSIBLE
  RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

$$


Dense Smoke Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
243 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

CAZ072-NVZ002-232200-
/O.CON.KREV.SM.Y.0003.140923T1800Z-140924T0300Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...
INCLINE VILLAGE
243 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

A DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY: DROPPING TO NEAR ONE MILE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WHEN ADDITIONAL SMOKE
  FROM THE KING FIRE IS MOST LIKELY TO SPREAD EAST OF THE SIERRA
  CREST.

* IMPACTS: PERIODS OF DENSE SMOKE WILL RESULT IN UNHEALTHY AIR
  QUALITY. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE DISCOURAGED. TRAVEL MAY BE
  IMPACTED DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY ON INTERSTATE 80...HIGHWAY 50...
  HIGHWAY 89 AND OVER SIERRA PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES
SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES VISIBILITIES...MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO SEE
AND BREATHE. THE SMOKE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM UNTIL THE
FIRE BECOMES LESS ACTIVE...OR A MORE FAVORABLE WEATHER PATTERN
DISPERSES THE SMOKE. PERSONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD AVOID
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE SMOKE AND STAY INDOORS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
243 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

NVZ003-232200-
/O.CON.KREV.SM.Y.0003.140923T2100Z-140924T0300Z/
GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARKS...GARDNERVILLE...VIRGINIA CITY
243 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

A DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY: DROPPING TO NEAR ONE MILE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY
  DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING WHEN ADDITIONAL SMOKE
  FROM THE KING FIRE IS MOST LIKELY TO SPREAD INTO WESTERN
  NEVADA.

* IMPACTS: PERIODS OF DENSE SMOKE WILL LIKELY RESULT IN UNHEALTHY
  AIR QUALITY. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE DISCOURAGED. TRAVEL MAY BE
  IMPACTED DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY ON INTERSTATE 80... HIGHWAY
  395... AND HIGHWAY 50.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES
SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES VISIBILITIES...MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO SEE
AND BREATHE. THE SMOKE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM UNTIL THE
FIRE BECOMES LESS ACTIVE...OR A MORE FAVORABLE WEATHER PATTERN
DISPERSES THE SMOKE. PERSONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD AVOID
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE SMOKE AND STAY INDOORS.

&&

$$


HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
837 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

PZZ455-232345-
/O.CON.KEKA.SC.Y.0070.140924T1500Z-140926T0400Z/
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA OUT 10 NM-
837 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM WEDNESDAY TO
9 PM PDT THURSDAY...

* SEAS...WESTERLY SWELL WILL BUILD TO 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS ON
  WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
837 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

PZZ475-232345-
/O.CON.KEKA.SC.Y.0070.140923T2100Z-140926T0400Z/
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA 10 TO 60 NM-
837 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM PDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING AHEAD OF A FRONT. WINDS WILL EASE ON WED BEHIND THE
  FRONT.

* SEAS...WESTERLY SWELL WILL BUILD TO 15 FT AT 16 SECONDS ON
  WEDNESDAY BEHIND THE FRONT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
835 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

PZZ455-232215-
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA OUT 10 NM-
835 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES SW 2 FT AT 4 SECONDS...AND W
4 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES SW 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 13 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
835 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

PZZ475-232215-
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA 10 TO 60 NM-
835 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES S BUILDING TO 5 FT AT
5 SECONDS...AND W 4 FT AT 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES W 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES N 4 FT AT 6 SECONDS...AND W
14 FT AT 16 SECONDS. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 14 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES N 3 FT AT 5 SECONDS...AND W
11 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES NW 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
820 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO SAN MATEO POINT CA OUT 60NM INCLUDING THE
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

PZZ670-232330-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
820 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 15 TO 25 KT. COMBINED
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 18 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FT
AT 16 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
252 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

PZZ670-232200-
/O.EXB.KLOX.SC.Y.0115.000000T0000Z-140924T1000Z/
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
252 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT
WEDNESDAY.

SEE THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWFLOX) FOR MORE DETAILS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT HAZARDOUS WIND AND SEA
CONDITIONS WILL EXIST FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
636 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY ACROSS NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA
AND FAR NORTHWESTERN NEVADA ON WEDNESDAY...

CAZ270-271-278-NVZ458-240145-
/O.CON.KREV.FW.A.0008.140924T1800Z-140925T0600Z/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-WESTERN LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA-EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES-EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
636 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA AND FAR NORTHWESTERN NEVADA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE ZONE 270 SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA...
  FIRE ZONE 271 WESTERN LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA-
  EASTERN NEVADA COUNTIES...FIRE ZONE 278 EASTERN LASSEN COUNTY
  AND FIRE ZONE 458 NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
  LOCALLY STRONGER GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15%.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL
  CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE. CHECK WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
550 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

CAZ002-241300-
MENDOCINO COAST-
550 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A PATTERN CHANGE WILL BEGIN TODAY AS A TROUGH MOVES OVER THE WEST
COAST. THIS TROUGH WILL BRING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND RAIN.
RAINS WILL BEGIN BY TONIGHT ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

RAINS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WORK WEEK. EXPECT ONE HALF TO
ONE AND A HALF INCHES OF RAINFALL ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY.

SURF WILL BUILD ALONG THE REDWOOD COAST WITH BREAKERS REACHING
AS HIGH AS 15 TO 17 FT ON WEDNESDAY AT WEST FACING BEACHES.
BEACHGOERS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN WELL AWAY FROM THE EDGE OF THE
WATER AND OFF OF EXPOSED ROCKS AND JETTIES. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK
ON THE OCEAN!

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE REFER TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR
WEATHER.GOV/EUREKA.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
550 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

CAZ003-004-241300-
NORTH COAST INTERIOR-UPPER TRINITY RIVER-
550 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A PATTERN CHANGE WILL BEGIN TODAY AS A TROUGH MOVES OVER THE WEST
COAST. THIS TROUGH WILL BRING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND RAIN. RAINS
WILL BEGIN BY TONIGHT ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

RAINS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WORK WEEK. EXPECT 1 TO 2 INCHES
OF RAIN THROUGH FRIDAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA WITH UP TO 3 INCHES
ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN OF DEL NORTE COUNTY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE REFER TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR
WEATHER.GOV/EUREKA.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
550 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

CAZ076-241300-
MENDOCINO INTERIOR-
550 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A PATTERN CHANGE WILL BEGIN TODAY AS A TROUGH MOVES OVER THE WEST
COAST. THIS TROUGH WILL BRING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND RAIN.
RAINS WILL BEGIN BY TONIGHT ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

RAINS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WORK WEEK. EXPECT ONE HALF TO ONE
INCH OF RAIN ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE REFER TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR
WEATHER.GOV/EUREKA.

$$

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